Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has grown hugely recently. There’s really no such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under enormous strain and there isn’t any substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Moodiesburn
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Enduring kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case that married couples automatically get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law now provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they would not have an automatic right and any award is right at the discretion of the courts within strict timescales.
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Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document whereby one person gives power to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This is not necessarily true as more and more individuals own their house. Property costs are now rising and so, therefore, is the size of a man’s estate. Person’s fiscal situation can change dramatically over the years particularly people that have company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created on the basis of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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